Jay Sae Jung Oh, ‘Savage Side Table’, 2013, Johnson Trading Gallery

About Jay Sae Jung Oh

Jae Sae Jung Oh describes her interests as lying at the intersection of art and design, particularly as reconciling the two ideas is an ongoing challenge for her. “I am always trying to combine them without losing the essence of each field,” she says. Oh was trained in sculpture and 3D design, and has worked with the designer Gaetano Pesce on projects including furniture installations and product design. Her best-known project, “Savage,” is comprised of a series of functional seating units and side tables. The earliest of these were made using mundane, mass-produced objects affixed together with epoxy and adhesive, after which the entire volume was wrapped with jute string. Each takes about four months to complete. In the newer iteration of “Savage,” Oh produces the objects in leather.

Korean, Seoul, South Korea